Ten fun facts about Mario Lemieux

Fact 1
He started skating at a young age of 3 and immediately excelled.

Fact 2
Lemieux played hockey for a team called the Hurricanes from the age of 7 to 15. f family.

Fact 3
His older brother practiced with him and helped develop him into the player that he is today.

Fact 4
He helped win Canada the Olympic gold medal in 2002 and was the champion at the 2004 World Cup of hockey.

Fact 5
In 2009, Lemieux became the first owner and player to win The Stanley Cup.

Fact 6
His biggest fear, during his hockey career, was interviews.

Fact 7
He oversees the Mario Lemieux Foundation for cancer research and neo-natal research which has raised over 8 million dollars for charity.

Fact 8
Mario Lemieux is the only player in NHL history with more than 500 points to average 2.0 points per game.

Fact 9
By the age of 19, Mario Lemieux was the talk of the hockey world.

Fact 10
He was the only person to ever win a Stanley Cup as a player and owner, both with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player.